Brian Crout

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2014 Year in Review: Top Albums

I faced a very difficult decision this year when selecting my top album of 2014.  There was absolutely no debate in my mind what the two top recordings were, but which one should be “Album of the Year”? The Kingsmen really made a huge comeback this year with the stellar Battle Cry.  The only recording this …

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2014 Year in Review: Top Songs

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on what has happened in the previous year, and anticipate what is to come in the next.  It’s always fun to do that here at Southern Gospel Critique and remember all the great music that has been created for our enjoyment and edification.  Today, I present …

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Album Review: Battle Cry (Kingsmen)

Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: Battle Cry is the best recording the Kingsmen Quartet have released in at least 12 years.  The current vocal lineup of Chris Jenkins (tenor), Bob Sellers (lead), Randy Crawford (baritone), and Hall-of-Famer Ray Dean Reese (bass) have been at it for two and …

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Album Review: Family Affair (Barry Rowland & Deliverance)

Kyla Rowland has impacted five decades of gospel music not only with her renowned songwriting, but through the singing ministry of herself and her family.  Today, the Rowland banner is primarily taken on the road by her son and his group, Barry Rowland & Deliverance.  This trio’s fourth recording for Crossroads, Family Affair, is actually a …

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Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet to Release Joint Christmas Recording

Two of the best loved groups in southern gospel have joined forces to bring a little extra cheer to the Christmas season.  The Whisnants and the Mark Trammell Quartet will release Home for Christmas, a twelve-song collection, on November 3rd, complete with an online release celebration.  Here is the press release from United Independent Artists: Whisnants …

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DVD Review: Gospel Music Hymn Sing

Every once in a while someone will come up with an idea that seems so obvious, you wonder why no one had thought of it before.  Such is the case with the Gospel Music Hymn Sing concert event and video recording, spearheaded by Gerald Wolfe.  Then again, maybe someone had thought of it before, but didn’t …

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Album Review: Journey of Hope (Tribute Quartet)

Tribute Quartet has been on a steady upward climb since its establishment eight years ago by former Wilburns members Gary Casto and Josh Singletary.  Tenor Riley Harrison Clark and bass Anthony Davis have rounded out the quartet for the past three years, providing the consistency in personnel needed for such a rise.  For the first …

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